Delta steekt 2 miljard in uitrol xgs-pon-glasvezel

Glasvezelaanbieder Delta Fiber investeert flink in de aanleg van xgs-pon-glasvezel. Volgens de huidige plannen moeten in 2025 zeker twee miljoen huishoudens verbonden zijn met die nieuwste generatie glasvezel. Vanaf september wordt alle nieuwe glasvezelaanleg gedaan op basis van xsg-pon-glasvezel dat snelheden tot 10 Gbps kan halen. In de toekomst moet de snelheid opgevoerd worden tot 25 Gbps.

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Fox-IT in opspraak door contacten met Assad

Oudgedienden hebben ict-beveiliger Fox-IT ernstig in verlegenheid gebracht. Oprichters Ronald Prins en Menno van der Marel en security-expert Bert Hubert, die tegenwoordig de digitale tapverzoeken voor de AIVD beoordeelt, probeerden software te verkopen aan bedenkelijke regimes zoals dat van Syrië, Saoedi-Arabië en Egypte. Volgens Inge Bryan, de huidige directeur van Fox-IT, gaat het om een oude kwestie die opnieuw wordt opgerakeld. Het exportbeleid van het huidige Fox-IT is strenger dan dat van de Nederlandse overheid, stelt ze.

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What is nearshore outsourcing?

Nearshore outsourcing is the practice of getting work done or services performed by people in neighbouring countries rather than an organization’s own country.

The most common types of jobs that are outsourced include software development, technical support and call center jobs.
Nearshore outsourcing is contrasted against offshoring and onshore outsourcing.

Nearshore vs. onshore vs. offshore outsourcing

While nearshore outsourcing involves hiring for services in nearby countries, offshoring involves employing or contracting services in countries that are further away. These options provide a stark contrast from onshore outsourcing, which is simply employing or contracting services from someone outside the organization, but still within the same country.

For example, for companies in the U.S., outsourcing nearshore might be to countries like Canada and Mexico. However, full offshore outsourcing could be to Asian countries like India or the Philippines; South American countries like Argentina or Brazil; or European countries like Ukraine.
Choosing to outsource destinations depends heavily on a business’s requirements and the type of job.

The pros and cons of nearshore outsourcing

Nearshore outsourcing has its pluses and minuses:

Pros

  • Closer geographical proximity. This means that travel and communications are easier, as the outsourcer is likely to be a similar time zone. For companies that utilize offshore outsourcing, the time zone differences can be hard to manage when meetings are needed or a quick turnaround is required.
  • Cost savings. Nearshoring can be more cost-effective depending on the location and the type of job, although this is not always the case. For example, nearshore software development is a far more specialized skill and, therefore, labour costs may not be as inexpensive as, say, a call centre.
  • Larger talent pool. In addition to in-house talent and outsourcing within the states, by nearshoring, a business can significantly expand access to various high-quality service providers and outsourcing partners.

Cons

  • Language barriers. While not true in all instances, there are some cases where language barriers and cultural differences can make maintaining a nimble working relationship difficult. However, this is not always the case, as there are many neighbouring countries that exhibit cultural similarities.
  • Not as large of a talent pool as offshore outsourcing. While nearshore outsourcing provides a larger talent pool than onshore outsourcing, it’s not as large of a talent pool as offshore outsourcing.
  • Less convenience. In some cases, it’s not as convenient for teams in different locations to work together. For example, in software development outsourcing — during a deployment where rapid response and troubleshooting is required — it may not be feasible for two people in different locations to work together and be able to provide a quality software product. However, organizations can often resolve these types of IT service issues with pre-determined, rotating on-call schedules.

For organizations interested in outsourcing, a nearshore outsourcing company can help provide quality service at a lower cost, while also helping to facilitate adoption of the organizations’ business processes and protocols that their in-house team use. Check our solution and contact us for a tailor made concept! We are happy to help!

Ciso’s in 2021: als de kalmte na de storm uitblijft

Als we 2020 zien als het jaar waarin er een aardbeving plaatsvond, kunnen we 2021 het jaar van de naschokken noemen. De opgave om in korte tijd thuiswerkomgevingen in te richten en te beveiligen is grotendeels voltooid. Maar ciso’s staan nu voor de uitdaging om op de lange termijn thuiswerken én hybride werken te ondersteunen. En ondertussen moeten ze het hoofd zien te bieden aan cybercriminelen die steeds slimmer te werk gaan en zich gesterkt zien na een jaar van verstoring en onzekerheid

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